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LOCATION FOCUS: The Heartland of America Beats Strong

Illinois' well rounded infrastructure is a perfect business lifeline. From the September/October 2012 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: Texas: Big Heart, Country, Business

The Lone Star State may rank second in geographic size and population, but it outperforms all others in job-creating business growth. From the September/October 2012 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: Facets of Florida

The Sunshine State’s weather and population may be hot and diverse, but so is its opportunity for business. From the July/August 2012 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: Ontario is Green, Growing, and Diversifying

With a strong Canadian dollar and a weaker U.S. market putting a crimp in exports, Ontario is moving quickly to diversify its economic base. From the July/August 2012 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: Things are Heating Up in the Hoosier State

Be it a business Goliath or an entrepreneurial David, Indiana is willing to listen and take action to make sure that every economic opportunity is realized. From the July/August 2012 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: Carolinas – Coastal Clout With Global Reach

The Carolinas, well known for their creative climate and low-cost business environment, are now an East Coast engine for growth hitting on all cylinders. North Carolina and South Carolina are busy certifying shovel-ready sites and pioneering new incentives. From the May/June 2012 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: New York – A Wealth Of Everything

There are many reasons to love New York. Among them, its unique balance between innovaton and preservation, a quality that makes the Empire State an economically and culturally well-rounded business location. From the March/April 2012 issue

The Pelican State Continues to Outpace the Nation

Louisiana has reason to celebrate but no time to bask. With more people flocking to the Bayou, officials must keep pace for the never-ending jobs race.

The Carolinas: An East Coast Engine for Growth

North and South Carolina share more than a state line and coastal waters—both are busy offering a bevy of creative programs and incentives that are bringing boatloads of jobs to the region.

Industrial Powerhouse Rules in the Land of Lincoln

Illinois boasts a $590-billion economy, the fifth largest in the nation, and a talented workforce that numbers more than six million.

New York: A Business State of Mind

The Empire State boasts a global financial center, the nation’s most advanced high-tech hub and a bevy of business-friendly, scenic locations that offer an unsurpassed quality of life and easy access to a skilled workforce.

Tennessee: Hotbed for 21st Century Industries

With one of the fastest-growing clean energy sectors in the nation, including electric car manufacturing, the Volunteer State is poised for growth.

New York’s Growing Empire of High Technology

Juicy apples aren’t the only bumper crop in Upstate NY these days—a bold new future is ripening. Take our tour and sample the produce.

Texas: Leading Edge of the Economic Recovery

A strong energy industry and a diverse economy keep the Lone Star State at the top of the growth charts in jobs and new expansions.

Arizona: A New Model for Economic Development

A collaboration with top CEOs combined with new renewable energy incentives creates a new engine for job growth in the Grand Canyon State.

Southern Innovation in the Carolinas

Creating Exciting New Workforce Development Strategies for the 21st Century In the past few years, the Carolinas have become well known for their creative and...

Mississippi Sets its Priorities: Business is Number One

Incentives and initiatives in a supportive business climate—along with an obvious geographic advantage—will prove once again that Mississippi is a business force...

Louisiana to Site Seekers: What Recession?

Louisiana's economy and job creation have been outpacing the nation throughout the past two years. Come see how this Southern state can ...

Workforce Development Programs Transform the Empire State

Governor David Paterson's Excelsior Jobs Program is just one of several new initiatives the state is taking on to increase job growth ...

Florida: Creating a Bright and Innovative Future

Governor Charlie Crist focuses on Florida's unique strengths by creating special incentives for the space industry, biotechnology and other innovation growth sectors.As...

Illinois: Industrial Powerhouse in America’s Heartland

The Land of Lincoln boasts a $590-billion economy, the fifth-largest in the nation, and a talented workforce that numbers more than six million.

California, a Chameleon that Stands Out

The Golden State has a proven ability to adapt. The difference is that California tends to change before its background, causing the state to stand out and lead rather than follow unnoticed.

TEXAS: Deep in the Heart of Business

The Lone Star State is committed to doing whatever it takes to keep Texas wide open for investment and development.

An Epicenter of Industry in Illinois

From the rolling hills of Southern Illinois, to the hustle and bustle of Chicago's Loop, the Land of Lincoln is a diverse state that offers businesses a wide array of options for locating or expanding.

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